All Scheduled Events

February, 02/05/2016
Events and times subject to change

February 8, 2016 Monday 12:30 PM  +
Meyer 433
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Hanghui Chen

Charge-transfer-driven Emergent Phenomena in Oxide Heterostructures

Charge transfer is a common phenomenon at oxide interfaces. We use first-principles calculations to show that via heterostructuring of transition metal oxides, the electronegativity difference between two dissimilar transition metal ions can lead to high level of charge transfer and induce substantial redistribution of electrons and ions. Notable examples include i) designing a new Mott insulator via a charge-transfer-driven metal-insulator transition [1]; ii) tailoring magnetic structures and inducing interfacial ferromagnetism [2]; iii) engineering orbital splitting and inducing a non-cuprate single-orbital Fermi surface [3]. Utilizing charge transfer to induce emergent electronic/magnetic/orbital properties at oxide interfaces is a robust approach. Combining charge transfer with quantum confinement and expitaxial strain provides an appealing prospect of engineering electronic structure of artificial oxide heterostructures.


February 8, 2016 Monday 12:30 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Other CCPP (ccpp)

CCPP Brown Bag
Gabriele Trevisan
NYU

TBA



February 8, 2016 Monday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars (astro)


Elena D'Onghia
University of Wisconsin, Madison

The Structure and Dynamics of the Milky Way Stellar Disk

Ongoing surveys are revolutionizing our understanding of Galaxy dynamics. At the same time, advances in computational cosmology have led to improved predictions for the properties of galaxies in the LCDM theory. This simultaneous progress has transformed the field of the dynamics of the Milky Way and its dwarf galaxies into a powerful testing ground for both cosmological and galaxy formation theories. One important result of the last decades is that cosmological simulations of the Milky Way overpredict by a large factor the number of dwarf satellite galaxies orbiting our Galaxy. I will present numerical experiments illustrating how this population of dark and visible satellites may affect the structure of the stellar disk. I will also discuss how a satellite as massive as the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy passing through the disk excites coupled stellar motions in the solar neighborhood, leading to coherent vertical oscillations of the disk. These findings have implications for the local disk density estimate, and the amount of dark matter at the Sun's location. I will argue that, even in the JWST era, the study of the Milky Way may be our best probe of physical processes driving the formation and evolution of spiral galaxies.


February 10, 2016 Wednesday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
High Energy Physics Seminars (hep)


David Kaplan
Johns Hopkins University

TBA



February 11, 2016 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Meyer 122
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Lisa Randall
Harvard University

Double Disk Dark Matter



February 12, 2016 Friday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars (astro)


TBA TBA

TBA



February 15, 2016 Monday 12:00 PM  +

Other CCPP (ccpp)

Other
President's Day



February 17, 2016 Wednesday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
High Energy Physics Seminars (hep)


Yoni Kahn
Princeton University

A Broadband Approach to Axion Dark Matter Detection

When ultralight axion dark matter encounters a static magnetic field, it sources an effective electric current which follows the magnetic field lines and oscillates at the axion Compton frequency. I will describe a new experiment to detect this axion effective current which, unlike most existing proposals, does not rely on a resonant enhancement of the signal. This broadband approach has advantages at low axion mass, can probe many decades of axion mass simultaneously, and potentially has sensitivity to GUT-scale QCD axions.


February 18, 2016 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Meyer 122
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Randy Kamien

Pure and Applied Smectics

I will discuss the homotopic classification of topological defects in liquid crystals with special attention to systems with broken translational symmetry. In the simplest case of smectics, we can see that this classification breaks down and needs repair or reformulation. I will discuss the latter and show how it leads to a surprising, underlying symmetry in smectic ground states. In related work epitaxially assembled toric focal conic domain (TFCD) arrays of smectic-A liquid crystals onto pillar arrays. The 3D nature of the pillar array is crucial to confine and direct the formation of TFCDs on the top of each pillar and between neighboring pillars, leading to highly ordered square and hexagonal array TFCDs persisting deeply into the bulk. Finally, exploiting our two experiences with these materials, we study the flower-like pattern shown on the left and develop new rules for tying together equally-spaced layers in thin films.


February 19, 2016 Friday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars (astro)


TBD TBD

TBA



February 22, 2016 Monday 12:30 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Other CCPP (ccpp)

CCPP Brown Bag
Duccio Pappadopulo
NYU

TBA



February 22, 2016 Monday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars (astro)


Tanja Hinderer
University of Maryland

Gravitational Waves: a new window onto black holes and neutron stars

With Advanced LIGO operating at an unprecedented sensitivity, the direct detection of gravitational waves from merging black hole and neutron star binary systems is starting to become a realistic prospect. This will open unique possibilities for a wide range of science, however, to extract the information encoded in these signals requires highly accurate theoretical models of the binary dynamics and gravitational wave emission for data analysis. I will discuss recent progress on building such models and their connection with the nonlinear regimes accessible to numerical relativity simulations. I will also describe several physical effects in neutron star binaries and in highly relativistic systems that are expected to lead to distinct, plausibly measurable imprints on the gravitational wave signal which will enhance the science potential of future detections.


February 24, 2016 Wednesday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
High Energy Physics Seminars (hep)


Pierre Hohenberg
NYU

TBA



February 25, 2016 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Meyer 122
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Steve Kivelson

High Temperature Superconductivity in the Cuprates

The discovery of high temperature superconductivity in the cuprates in 1986 triggered a spectacular outpouring of creative and innovative scientific inquiry. Much has been learned over the ensuing 28 years about the novel forms of quantum matter that are exhibited in this strongly correlated electron system. This progress has been made possible by improvements in sample quality, coupled with the development and refinement of advanced experimental techniques. In part, avenues of inquiry have been motivated by theoretical developments, and in part new theoretical frameworks have been conceived to account for unanticipated experimental observations. An overall qualitative understanding of the nature of the superconducting state itself has been achieved, while profound unresolved issues have come into increasingly sharp focus concerning the astonishing complexity of the phase diagram, the unprecedented prominence of various forms of collective fluctuations, and the simplicity and insensitivity to material details of the “normal” state at elevated temperatures. New conceptual approaches, drawing from string theory, quantum information theory, and various numerically implemented approximate approaches to problems of strong correlations are being explored as ways to come to grips with this rich tableaux of interrelated phenomena.


February 26, 2016 Friday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars (astro)


Yacine Ali-Haimoud
Johns Hopkins University

TBA



February 29, 2016 Monday 12:30 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Other CCPP (ccpp)

CCPP Brown Bag
Michael Unger
NYU

TBA



February 29, 2016 Monday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars (astro)


Katherine Deck
Caltech

TBA



March 2, 2016 Wednesday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
High Energy Physics Seminars (hep)


Michael Lublinsky
Ben-Gurion University / Stony Brook

TBA



March 3, 2016 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Meyer 122
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Joe Checkelsky

TBA



March 4, 2016 Friday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars (astro)


Andrii Neronov
University of Geneva

TBA



March 7, 2016 Monday 12:30 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Other CCPP (ccpp)

CCPP Brown Bag
Boris Leistedt
NYU

TBA



March 9, 2016 Wednesday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
High Energy Physics Seminars (hep)


Sergey Sibiryakov
CERN / EPFL

TBA



March 10, 2016 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Meyer 122
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


John Condeelis
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

TBA



March 14, 2016 Monday 12:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Other CCPP (ccpp)

Other
Spring Break



March 21, 2016 Monday 12:30 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Other CCPP (ccpp)

CCPP Brown Bag
Shan Huang
NYU

TBA



March 23, 2016 Wednesday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
High Energy Physics Seminars (hep)


Alexander Turbiner
UNAM / Stony Brook

TBA



March 24, 2016 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Meyer 122
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Andrea Liu

TBA



March 25, 2016 Friday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars (astro)


Nick Stone
Columbia

Tidal Disruption Events (TBD)



March 28, 2016 Monday 12:30 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Other CCPP (ccpp)

CCPP Brown Bag
Kilian Walsh
NYU

TBA



March 30, 2016 Wednesday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
High Energy Physics Seminars (hep)


Leonardo Senatore
Stanford University

On Inflation



March 31, 2016 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Meyer 122
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Michael Rubinstein

TBA



April 4, 2016 Monday 12:30 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Other CCPP (ccpp)

CCPP Brown Bag
Matthew Kleban
NYU

TBA



April 6, 2016 Wednesday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
High Energy Physics Seminars (hep)


Alexander Vilenkin
Tufts University

TBA



April 7, 2016 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Meyer 122
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Claire Max

TBA



April 11, 2016 Monday 12:30 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Other CCPP (ccpp)

CCPP Brown Bag
Mohammadjavad Vakili
NYU

TBA



April 13, 2016 Wednesday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
High Energy Physics Seminars (hep)


Grant Remmen
Caltech

TBA



April 13, 2016 Wednesday 3:00 PM  +
Meyer 6th Floor CSMR Area
Soft Condensed Matter Seminars (csmr)


Remi Carminati

TBA



April 13, 2016 Wednesday 3:00 PM  +
Meyer 6th Floor Conference Room
Soft Condensed Matter Seminars (csmr)


Remi Carminati

TBA



April 14, 2016 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Meyer 122
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Stephen Shenker

TBA



April 18, 2016 Monday 12:30 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Other CCPP (ccpp)

CCPP Brown Bag
Massimo Porrati
NYU

TBA



April 20, 2016 Wednesday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
High Energy Physics Seminars (hep)


David Kosower
CEA-Saclay

tba



April 21, 2016 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Meyer 122
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Ann Nelson
University of Washington

TBA



April 22, 2016 Friday 12:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars (astro)


Lorenzo Amati
INAF - IASF Bologna

TBD



April 25, 2016 Monday 12:30 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Other CCPP (ccpp)

CCPP Brown Bag
Chang Hahn
NYU

TBA



April 28, 2016 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Meyer 122
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Josh Frieman

TBA



May 2, 2016 Monday 12:30 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Other CCPP (ccpp)

CCPP Brown Bag
Andrew MacFadyen
NYU

TBA



May 5, 2016 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Meyer 122
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Savas Dimopoulos

TBA



May 6, 2016 Friday 2:00 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars (astro)


Dan Kasen
UC Berkeley



May 6, 2016 Friday 4:30 PM  - 7:00PM +
Meyer 6th Floor
Other Physics Department Events (other)

Alumni Reunion/Mixer

We would like to cordially invite physics alumni/ae back to the Physics Department for a reunion event this upcoming Spring. As the Physics Department progresses towards a relocation, we would like you to visit us at Meyer Hall for most likely the last time.

If you are interested in attending this NYU Physics Alumni event on Friday, May 6th 2016, please send your name, current email address, and graduation year to Bill LePage at wlp1@nyu.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!



May 9, 2016 Monday 12:30 PM  +
Meyer 5th Fl. CCPP Lounge
Other CCPP (ccpp)

CCPP Brown Bag
Sergei Dubovsky
NYU

TBA



May 18, 2016 Wednesday 3:00 PM  +
Meyer 6th Floor CSMR Area
Other Physics Department Events (other)

Physics Department Graduation Reception

Graduation ceremony begins at 3:30 PM
RSVP to rsvp@physics.nyu.edu if you will be attending. If you are a graduating student, please indicate so in your response.